Chains, snow tires required at Lake Tahoe as storm arrives

Kingsbury Grade as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday as a storm arrives.

Kingsbury Grade as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday as a storm arrives.

Chains or snow tires are required over Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50 from Carson City to Stateline except for four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires.

A traffic collision was reported at 11:25 a.m. where a vehicle ran into an 18-wheeler with a 60-foot trailer jack-knifed on Lakeview Drive at Lake Tahoe.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting a noninjury collision at Highway 50 and Logan Creek at 11:05 a.m.

Traffic cameras at Daggett Summit on Kingsbury and on Highway 50 at Cave Rock show snow starting to stick to the highway.

Motorists should avoid travel in the mountains if at all possible.

A winter weather advisory takes effect in Carson Valley starting at 1 p.m. today and lasting through 4 a.m. Friday.

There’s a possibility of 1-4 inches of snow with the foothills seeing 3-7 inches near and above 5,000 feet.

A wind advisory for Carson Valley is expected to expire at 1 p.m. after a blustery 12 hours.

Rain started to fall along the base of the Carson Range at around 9 a.m.

A winter storm warning goes into effect from 10 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Friday with heavy snow expected with 15-30 inches above 7,000 feet and 10-20 inches to lake level.

The warning is in effect for the Sierra from the California state line with Oregon all the way to Yosemite.

A backcountry avalanche warning has been issued for the central Sierra and the Greater Lake Tahoe area.


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